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Agricultural Project Engineer Co-Op

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Nestlé USA, Inc.

Morton, IL

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Agricultural Project Engineer Co-Op





Responsible for the supporting all agricultural related activities in the production of raw product (pumpkin) for processing. Support the management of financial budgets and capital expenditures. Support all agricultural harvest operations at the Morton facility.


Establish recommended pricing for contracting grower acreage.

Support quality control sampling of soil before signing grower contracts.

Scouting of fields for Integrated Pest Management, IPM.

Support harvest operations.

Support capital projects and budgetary control with identified savings.

Communicate with growers about cultural practices.

Provide training for harvest equipment operators.

Support seed saving operations at the Morton facility.

Support procurement of hybrid seed production.

Pursue securing new chemicals for disease, weed and insect control which are being researched for use on pumpkin.

Administer policies/procedures in a manner conducive to positive employee relations while promoting safety awareness.

All other duties as assigned.




Graduating between December 2018 or May/June 2019

Working toward an undergraduate degree in the areas of Agriculture, Engineering, Food Science, or Operations Management (Manufacturing) with previous exposure to engineering fundamentals.

Maintaining a GPA of 3.0 and above (preferred)

Have strong communication, analytical, organizational, interpersonal skills, and are self starters

Possesses a continuous improvement mindset and strong problem solving skills

Open to working in a factory environment

Sponsorship for work visas are not offered for this position

The Nestl Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

Category: Nestle USA, Operations

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Nestlé USA, Inc., Nestlé Prepared Foods Company and Nestlé Dreyer’s Ice Cream Company support the goals of the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 and strive to be examples of good human rights and labor practices throughout our business activities. The Nestlé Corporate Business Principles are at the basis of our company’s culture, which has developed over the span of 140 years. Since Henri Nestlé first developed his successful infant cereal “Farine Lactée”, we have built our business on the conviction that to have long-term success for our shareholders, we not only have to comply with all applicable legal requirements and ensure that all our activities are sustainable, but additionally we have to create significant value for society.

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